New to Chickens in Colorado

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dnetschke, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello All,
    My wife and I are seriously looking into chickens, but we have some hurdles and questions. I have been reading A LOT of information on this sight and I'm getting a pretty good feel of what we're thinking of getting into here.

    That said, let me elaborate on some of the sticking points I can think of.
    • We have a very small back yard (town home)
    • Chicken breeds? We live in Colorado and the winter can be a bit brutal
    • I have seen lamps used for heat. Does it have to be a heat lamp? Are there any alternatives?
    • What issues might I be overlooking as a novice? [​IMG]

    I appreciate all the input I can get and we hope to have chickens soon.

    Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  4. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. suncatcher

    suncatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! There a are a bunch of us here in Colorado.... https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/68894/colorado

    There are many cold hardy chicken breeds to choose from. What kind of chickens do you like? Large Fowl? Feathered feet? Do you want a hen that lays lots of eggs? I would look around at some of the hatchery sites to see what you fancy. We are working on a breeders list on the Colorado thread.
     
  8. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for welcomes.

    Redsox,
    What type of greenery or vegetables would they eat? Thanks for all your input!
     
  9. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking for egg layer first off. Looks and temperment are also on my list though.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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